Thursday, 8 March 2012

Male birthday card

I needed to make another male birthday card for mum to send to Paul. This uses a combination of papers from Paper Cellar 'men 2' collection, simply made for the sketch on Just us girls 126:


Colours are for:

Victorine 29: green and white or black
Do you stack up 62: go green
Whimsical Wednesday: going green - incorporate green
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 14: lucky green
Secret crafter Saturday 175: go for green
House of Gilli 27: Gilli goes green
Paper pretties Monday challenge: going green
Hiding in my craft room 36: colour challenge - monochromatic green



This is also for:

Lollipop crafts 70: clean and simple
Aud sentiments 49: happy birthday
Allways something creative 25: happy birthday
Anything goes 62: boyz to men
Paper pretties Wednesday 196: masculine card
Pile it on 10: are we seeing spots or stripes or both?
Crafty creations 160: stripes
The paper shelter 54: anything goes
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 3: anything goes
Make it Monday 79
Inspire me Fridays 48
52 cardpick up week 9


Son's birthday

Why is it that family birthdays creep up and take me by surprise - I suddenly realised I needed to get this card done. Paul is a gym fan, so I think he'll like this.

I've used the sketch for Unscripted sketches 148:


Papers are English Paper Company 'men at work' and the stickers are Sandylion.

Colours are for Paperminutes 207: blue, white, black, also for For your inspiration 25 photo colours:



This is also for:

Aud sentiments 49: happy birthday
Allways something creative 25: happy birthday
Phindy's Friday 95: distressing (the torn paper)
Anything goes 62: boyz to men
Paper pretties Wednesday 196: masculine card
Love to create 5: monochromatic
Pile it on 10: are we seeing spots or stripes or both?
Crafty creations 160: stripes
The pink elephant 138: let's see those layers
The paper shelter 54: anything goes
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 3: anything goes
Make it Monday 79
Inspire me Fridays 48
52 cardpick up week 9

Hearts just for you

This is for the sketch for Totally Gorjuss 121:

I'm not really sure about this card (think it might be too 'busy') - not having a very good day today. Anyway, the background paper and scalloped borders are by Kirsty Wiseman (free with Crafts beautiful), the felt hearts etc were from WHSmith, the band across the middle from Poundland and other bits and pieces from stash. The felt hearts and ribbon are for Ribbon carousel 44: 'cause we felt like it.

This is suitable for mother's day (with the appropriate insert), so it's also for:

Dream valley 27: mother's day - female themed
Lexi 60: mother's day
Scrapbook sisters 74: mother's day
Simon says: mother's day/special girl
Craft your days away 40: mother's day
Crafty ribbons 14: celebrate your mum


This is also for:

Pile it on 10: are we seeing spots or stripes or both?
Scrappy frogs: seeing spots
Dare to be sassy 115: polka dots
Crafty creations 160: stripes
Top tip Tuesday 71: stitches
Catered crop: ravenous about ribbon
Hotshot craft 5: ribbon
Art impressions 54: sparkle & bling or embossing
Critter 105: buttons, buttons, I love buttons
Let's craft and create 40: buttons and bows
Moving along with the times: cute as a button
One stop craft 172: button it
Crafty purple frog: pink and girly
The pink elephant 138: let's see those layers
The paper shelter 54: anything goes
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 3: anything goes
Make it Monday 79
Inspire me Fridays 48
52 cardpick up week 9


Suzie's 365 day 68: bathtime

The nearest we get to bathtime nowadays is a shower. A few months ago, because of mobility problems, we had our bath taken out and our bathroom re-arranged with a lovely shower cabinet installed. As you can see, there's a seat that can be pulled down.

Suzie's 365 day 68: bathtime:


For day 3 on Suzie's photos the topic was 'ugly' and I showed the pipes and mess that was revealed when the bath was taken out - what a transformation (you can see what it looked like here).

My first paper piecing card

The challenge for Flashback Friday 21 is to show our first paper pieced card. Although I'd been making cards for years before this, my first attempt at paper piecing was with this card in February 2010 - you can see the original post here.